Haverhill's Jubilee Walk - Facelift Begins
Tuesday, 16th January 2007.
Work is about to begin on a £460,000 project to improve an important gateway into Haverhill as part of £10 million plans to regenerate the town centre.
The scheme planned for Jubilee Walk will see new seating, handrails and bus shelters installed, while landscaping and resurfacing work will also take place.
As part of the enhancement project, an electronic board showing up-to-the-minute information to bus passengers will be installed along with several pieces of public artwork – including a clock and a sculpture to Owen, a popular ginger cat who used to live in the area. Texts or motifs will be inscribed in the pavement as part of the project, which has been designed to give Jubilee Walk a distinct character and identity.
Cllr Jeff Stevens, Deputy Leader of St Edmundsbury and Chairman of the Haverhill Area Working Party, said:
“Jubilee Walk is a key gateway into Haverhill and this work will uplift the entire area. The project is a very real example of the masterplan vision becoming a reality and will give the area a fresh new identity. I am sure the completed scheme will prove a hit with residents and visitors alike.”
Work is expected to take around two months to complete.
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